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Standard User blinkbonny
(learned) Sat 02-Jan-16 10:19:39
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Is everything back to normal now


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It looks like its been pretty quiet on this forum for a while now so wondering if joining Talk Talk fibre is a good choice these days
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 02-Jan-16 12:47:38
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There are no real issues around the TalkTalk product itself, just their data protection abilities. Be aware that logging into "My Account" can only be done from a TalkTalk connection, if that's of any importance.

Oliver.
Standard User AceOfSpades
(member) Thu 07-Jan-16 20:53:46
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TalkTalk are great, good value, reliable and fast. No need to pay more.


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Standard User jorkila
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 08-Jan-16 20:38:10
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^^^What he said^^^

I had serious doubts over joining over 6 months ago but haven't looked back to be honest!!
Standard User sills
(regular) Sat 09-Jan-16 12:43:14
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I joined in August with phone, fibre broadband and TV. Apart from swapping their slow router for a better one I already had, I've had no problems with the service at all.
Standard User microtan
(newbie) Tue 12-Jan-16 17:25:26
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My fibre connection is rock steady with download around 30 Mbps.
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

TalkTalk have now secured their-on line systems and with the current 12 months free broadband; phone and TV offer it is a good choice. You only pay for line rental.

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Standard User microtan
(newbie) Wed 13-Jan-16 10:54:02
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I should clarify that Phone and TV both cost extra as "boosts" though they are good value.

TalkTalk's 12 months Value Line Rental also saves 10% with an upfront payment of £191.16
You need to think about how this deal will sync with any 18 months deals. My Value line rental runs out in April leaving 6 months to the end of my contract and I will not renew the deal as I am looking at other options.

The Free Fibre Broadband deal is advertised on the Radio Magic as being open to new and existing customers.

I contacted TalkTalk customer retentions who are able to negotiate better deals. They said that as I already had fibre it was not applicable. So much for existing customers!

They tried to offer me a better deal but that extended my contract for another 18 months. If I were to cancel my contract before the end date then I would have to pay all the remaining months fees at their standard rates and would cost me hundreds of pounds.

So after explaining that I wanted my existing contract end date to stay exactly the same they offered me £5 reduction on my fibre monthly fee for 6 months (worth £30) so I accepted their offer. The offer ends 3 months from the end of my contract so I will look at my options then.

Another way to get broadband is to go mobile e.g. with a GiffGaff unlimited data SIM and link it to your PC or tablet using a spare mobile phone. I have tested my Galaxy S4 with a Three SIM and got a download speed of 23 Mbps with upload reaching 7 Mbps. The data allowance soon ran out and that is why GiffGaff may be a better option.

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Standard User gastro2008
(member) Mon 18-Jan-16 20:13:55
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In the process of switching to TT go live at end of month, fibre free for 12 months was too good to pass up
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Jan-16 20:59:35
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In reply to a post by gastro2008:
In the process of switching to TT go live at end of month, fibre free for 12 months was too good to pass up

It's a good deal. I do find TalkTalk's advertising a little bit suspect though: http://i.imgur.com/qwWokMl.png

It looks like fibre is £10 a month after the free deal when in fact it is £17.50 because the £7.50 SimplyBroadband package is a mandatory add-on.

Of course the it's clarified in the small print so I doubt any "rules" have been broken, but still.

Oliver.
Standard User blueboy
(committed) Tue 19-Jan-16 22:32:57
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I have to agree, also when you look at your bill on talktalk its not clear what your paying for, always makes me laugh, to me it could be a lot clearer.

BlueBoy was here heheh
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